February 9, 2017
The Coral Restoration Consortium is hosting a series of webinars and discussions focused on Caribbean coral restoration. The first webinar in the series highlights coral spawning research and larval propagation techniques being used in the Caribbean. The recording includes presentations from researchers, Kristen Marhaver, Valerie Chamberland and Nicole Fogarty, on the benefits, successes and challenges of coral spawning work followed by a Q&A and discussion session.
How will improving understanding of marine ecosystems lead to better management and conservation? One of our lead scientists, Dr. Elizabeth McLeod, provides helpful tips for marine scientists on how to make their research more useful for managers. Read the article.
February 2, 2017
Chloe Harvey describes Green Fins, a public-private partnership developed by UN Environment and The Reef-World Foundation that leads to sustainable marine tourism practices in the SCUBA diving and snorkeling sector. This webinar provides information on the Green Fins approach, shares successes, discusses lessons learned, and highlights newly released tools and resources.
The Reef Resilience Network provided strategic communication support for a three-year project in the Bahamas to improve management of existing marine protected areas (MPAs) and expand MPAs to restore local fisheries. At the request of key project partners, Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, The Nature Conservancy Bahamas, and the Bahamas National Trust, Reef Resilience staff led a one-hour strategic communication webinar followed by a two-day training six months later. The trainings built participants’ strategic communication and facilitation skills, and helped them refine key messages to conduct targeted and coordinated outreach across the Bahamas archipelago. Thirty-five Bahamian outreach specialists participated in the online and in-person workshops. Facilitation training was provided by NOAA.
October 19, 2016
Jeremy Rude, Fisheries Specialist with The Nature Conservancy, describes the fundamentals of fisheries management and its connection to marine conservation. This webinar provides an introduction to TNC’s recently released fisheries management guidebook and discusses how fisheries management can complement the work of marine conservationists. The presentation also explores case studies that highlight how fisheries management can advance the work of marine conservation.
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During the IUCN World Conservation Congress, twenty-seven marine resource managers, scientists, and practitioners, representing nine countries, attended a half-day workshop to learn how to monitor coral reefs for resilience and use this information to guide management.
Workshop participants learned about resilience-based management – what it is, why it’s important, and how they can incorporate resilience concepts and strategies into existing management efforts. They got a behind the scenes look into The Nature Conservancy’s reef resilience assessment for west Hawai’i Island (what it takes to conduct an ecological resilience assessment from planning and data collection to analysis) from the Hawai’i Program’s Marine Science Director Dr. Eric Conklin. They were also treated to examples and stories from across the globe about how the results of resilience assessments have translated into management and policy from Dr. Rodney Salm, Senior Advisor, Marine Program Pacific Division, The Nature Conservancy.
Twelve of the workshop participants joined the second session – an afternoon snorkel trip to two reefs in Kaneohe Bay to provide guidance on identifying resilience indicators in the field.